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Monday, October 3, 2022

McMorris, Toutant, and Parrot reach the slopestyle final

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Key takeaways: 

  • Canadian women had off moguls podium for 1st time in 20 years.
  • Canadian Mark McMorris flew into the finals with the second-best score in qualifying Sunday at Beijing’s 2022 Olympic Winter Games. 

McMorris and Toutant in the slopestyle final: 

Mark McMorris states he’ll draw out all his most challenging stunts in his request for a second Olympic slopestyle award.

On Sunday, the 28-year-old from Regina directed a trio of Canadian snowboarders into the slopestyle final at the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games.

The 2018 Olympic bronze medallist was assigned the second-highest score of the day, as Sébastien Toutant reached seventh, and Max Parrot in 10th after their two runs.

“To be offered a berth into tomorrow’s final and at least have a go at a medal, that’s most significant,” McMorris stated. Source – cbc.ca

“Yeah, just attempting to put it all together from top to base isn’t an effortless task.” Source – cbc.ca

Read more: Canada gains 1st medals of Beijing 2022

McMorris Toutant Parrot reach the slopestyle final

McMorris is arriving off an X Games gold award in slopestyle just two weeks ago and will peek to return to the podium in the slopestyle final on Sunday starting at 11:10 p.m. ET.

Canadians miss podium in females’ moguls

Since 2002, there will be no Canadian on the women’s Olympic moguls stage for the only time.

Chloé Dufour-Lapointe — the 2014 Olympic silver medal winner— was the leading Canadian, ending in ninth place with a score of 72.96 in the second game of the three-round final.

Sofiane Gagnon, a 22-year-old Olympic newcomer from Whistler, BC, had pushed it into the second round but slipped on her run and did not complete.

Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Chloe’s sister, did not go to the second round, hitting in her run. Although the two-time Olympic medal winner did not technically complete, she reached for another pole to end her run down the hill.

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